Facilitates the safe and efficient performance of surgical procedures.
Prepares surgical operating suite with drapes, solutions, instruments, equipment and supplies. Ensures good working order of equipment and instruments. Anticipates the need for supplies. Selects equipment and supplies in a timely manner. Assures all equipment is functioning properly prior to procedure if possible. Able to operate equipment correctly. Uses supplies in a cost -effective manner.
Assists with preparing, transporting, positioning and draping patients.
Passes instruments to physician during surgery.
Receives and processes specimens for delivery to the laboratory.
Follows principles of aseptic technique
Initiates proper action when technique is broken
Inspects sterile items for contamination before opening
Maintains sterility of field
Performs sponge,sharp, and instrument counts
Follows established policies and procedures for counts. Continually accounts for number and location of instruments and supplies during surgery.
High school diploma or equivalent X Required
Graduate of accredited school of surgical technology is preferred; trained surgical tech; i.e through a hospital program is required.
Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
BCLS required upon hire